Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bijlmer Railway Station

Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA (Asb) is a railway station in the Bijlmermeer neighbourhood of the Amsterdam Zuidoost stadsdeel (borough) of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The station has five platforms and eight tracks; two for the Amsterdam Metro and six train tracks, along with a bus station. Originally opened on May 24, 1971, the station has been rebuilt twice. In July 2007, a large part of the rebuilding was completed and on November 17, 2007 the station was fully opened. The new station was designed by Grimshaw Architects of London in association with Arcadis Architecten. The station arches over the ArenA Boulevard. The complex is almost 100 metres (330 ft) long, 70 m (230 ft) wide, and 30 m (98 ft) tall. It is mostly transparent, to blend in with the rest of the Boulevard. The metro lines that stop at this station are Metroline 54 (Amsterdam Centraal - Gein) and Metroline 50 (Isolatorweg - Gein). The movements and speed of passing trains characterize the expressive image of this new trains station. Inclined columns, sharp edges and large slanting rays of sunlight that come through the glass roofs. Everyting seems to be slurped along with the velocity of the trains.


Bill said...

Wow, that is one amazing railway station. very modern and clean.

Hilda said...

The station looks like a work of art. That roof is gorgeous!

Rob and Mandy said...

Very nice architecture!

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